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Old Feb 5th, 2011, 09:34 AM
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FERRY SERVICE FROM ITALY TO GREECE

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Going to be in Italy, the eastern side, with our motorcycle and would like to know of anyone who has taken a ferry between the 2 countries with their vehicle??
We would like to arrive in Athens or nearby without too much trouble. Cost and hassle???

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Old Feb 5th, 2011, 09:45 AM
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There are ships from Venezia, Ancona, Bari and Brindisi. The nearest port to Athens is Patra. There are several operators including these:
www.superfast.com
www.minoan.gr
www.anek.gr
www.endeavor-lines.com
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Old Feb 5th, 2011, 12:10 PM
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I've made the crossing several times with and without a car. No hassle. Drive on board. The crew will probably park it for you. Cost can be found on the ship operator's web sites. I strongly recommend that you buy your tickets and bunk reservations directly from the ship operator and not from a broker. I bought mine at the dock. They were overnight ferries. It is a few hours drive from Patra to Athens, plus whatever sightseeing you want to do.
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Old Feb 5th, 2011, 12:53 PM
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Loved our trip through the Corinth canal from Bari.
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Old Feb 5th, 2011, 01:09 PM
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Unfortunately, there are no longer any ferries from Italy that go through the Corinth Canal.
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Old Feb 5th, 2011, 08:08 PM
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Hi thanks for the info. I would like to know if 2 persons are travelling together and want a room to ourselves what class do u request? I now it is a long ride, what level should we request?
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Old Feb 5th, 2011, 08:28 PM
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There are several different ferry companies (ships vary a bit) so rooms would depend which port you pick and which companies are operating from that port. I've used Superfast from Bari to Patras, but did not take a vehicle.
http://www.superfast.com/site/content.asp?sel=660&loc=2
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Old Feb 6th, 2011, 01:43 AM
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The ships are modern and cabins normally have bunk beds and a bathroom with a shower and WC. The ships have lounges, bars, restaurants, sun decks and, usually, a small pool.
The fares are on the ferry companies' websites. For two people, you want a two-berth cabin. Inside cabins (with no natural light) are cheaper than outside cabins (with a windor or porthole). Myself, I only use a cabin for sleeping and washing so wouldn't pay extra for an outside one: if I want to look out of a window, I'll go to a lounge. The cabins on the modern ships are all above the vehicle decks, not low down in the ship.
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Old Feb 7th, 2011, 06:09 PM
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Thanks for the help!!
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